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MPM urges Islamic institutions to educate public regarding Private Member's Bill

By Bernama - Tuesday, 31 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: All relevant Islamic institutions have been urged to provide information in an integrated and continuous manner to the target groups regarding the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016, which was tabled as a Private Member’s Bill in Parliament recently.

Poet Sutung Umar RS dies at 68

By Bernama - Tuesday, 31 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Well-known poet Wan Omar Wan Ahmad, fondly known as Sutung Umar RS, died at his home in Taman Sri Gombak here today.

Female motorcyclist dies in crash with car

By EMBUN MAJID - Tuesday, 31 May 2016.

SUNGAI PETANI: A 47-year-old trader was killed in motorcycle-car crash at KM7 of Jalan Sungai Petani - Kuala Ketil here this morning.

TTDI cop praised for giving disabled man lift to bus stand

By HANI SHAMIRA SHAHRUDIN - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: A policeman has come in for praise after he gave a disabled man a ride to the bus stand.

Malaysia to maintain strong relations with regional and international partners - Najib

By Bernama - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will continue to maintain close and healthy relations with its neighbours and friends with whom it trades, connects and cooperates, in efforts to sustain a strong economy, says Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.

Malaysia keen to learn disaster management from Japan - Zahid

By Bernama - Monday, 30 May 2016.

SENDAI: Malaysia is interested to learn from Japan, its experiences and know-how in managing natural disasters and reducing the risks of such calamities, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

Missing toddler found dead at bottom of swimming pool

By TEOH PEI YING - Monday, 30 May 2016.

PORT DICKSON: A frantic search for a missing toddler ended in tragedy when the boy was found dead at the bottom of a swimming pool in Port Dickson this afternoon.

TMJ presents RM100,000 donation to Johor police welfare fund

Monday, 30 May 2016.

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Police's Sports and Social Welfare Fund (TKSS) received a RM100,000 contribution from the Tunku Mahkota Johor, Tunku Ismail Sultan Ibrahim, here today.

Tony Fernandes among #TwitterInfluence Index Top 20

By FERNANDO FONG - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes is listed at 16th spot

Syariah bill proposes to enhance Syariah Courts - PAS VP Mohd Amar

By Bernama - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KOTA BAHARU: PAS vice-president Datuk Mohd Amar Nik Abdullah said today the Syariah Courts (Criminal Jurisdiction) (Amendment) Bill 2016 proposes to enhance the Syariah Courts.

Villagers construct makeshift bridge to link Pos Terisu to Kuala Terla

By Seri Nor Nadiah Koris and Nabilah Hamudin - Monday, 30 May 2016.

CAMERON HIGHLANDS: The Pos Terisu villagers have built a temporary bridge to help them cross the river linking them to Kuala Terla after the original structure collapsed early yesterday.

No water for Seremban, Seremban2 folk due to burst pipe

By TEOH PEI YING - Monday, 30 May 2016.

SEREMBAN: At least 26 areas in Seremban and Seremban 2 are set to experience water disruption from 5pm today till 9pm tomorrow after a 48 inch pipe at Kereta Tanah Melayu (KTM) Seremban burst this afternoon.

Salesman jailed eight years for rape of schoolgirl

By HIDIR REDUAN - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: A salesman ended up in jail today over the rape of a teenaged schoolgirl whom he got to know through Facebook four years ago.

Tony Pua appealing removal of 1MDB material

By HIDIR REDUAN - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Petaling Jaya Utara member of parliament Tony Pua Kiam Wee is appealing the removal of 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) reference in court papers supporting his bid to strike out Datuk Seri Najib Razak's defamation suit.

Man finds baby's body while digging for toilet

By Zarina Abdullah - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA TERENGGANU: The body of a newborn baby girl was found in a sewage pump of a house in Kuala Terengganu on Friday.

Contractor sent to the gallows for trafficking cannabis

By Rizalman Hammim - Monday, 30 May 2016.

JOHOR BARU: A general contractor has been ordered to be sent to the gallows after he was found guilty by the High Court here for drug trafficking three years ago.

Man charged with damaging temple idols fit to stand trial

By Bernama - Monday, 30 May 2016.

IPOH: A medical graduate charged with damaging idols at a Hindu temple here last month is fit to stand trial, the Sessions Court was told today.

Man dies after pickup truck rams into signboard

By Zarina Abdullah - Monday, 30 May 2016.

ĶUALA TERENGGANU: A 40-year-old civil servant died after his pickup truck crashed into a signboard near Kampung Pakoh, Belara, today.

Five 'jaga kereta' boys fined for extorting money from motorists

By Shanti Gunaratnam - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Five parking touts (jaga kereta) including a foreigner were fined between RM500 and RM550 each by the magistrate's court for extorting money from motorists.

Johor zakat fitrah rate set at RM6 and RM8

By Ahmad Fairuz Othman - Monday, 30 May 2016.

JOHOR BARU: The Johor Islamic Religious Council (MAIJ) has set the rate for zakat fitrah, or tithes paid by Muslims in conjunction with Hari Raya Aidilfitri, at RM6 and RM8 this year.

NST receives Raja Zarith Sofiah Award for promoting English language education

By RAHMAT KHAIRULRIJAL - Monday, 30 May 2016.

IPOH: The New Straits Times (NST) has been presented with the Raja Zarith Sofiah Award for Corporate Social Responsibility in English Language Education for its dedication towards English language education in Malaysia.

Survey: Oil and gas companies still most sought-after by Malaysian job-seekers

By THARANYA ARUMUGAM - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: Oil and gas companies remain the most highly sought-after employers in Malaysia.

Three civil servants charged with using fake MCs

By TEOH PEI YING - Monday, 30 May 2016.

SEREMBAN: Three civil servants were charged at the Magistrate’s Court here today with using fake medical leave certificates (MCs) two years ago.

Public cautioned against disseminating official govt info

By ADRIAN DAVID - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA TERENGGANU: Members of the public have been cautioned against disseminating official government information deemed to be national secrets.

Education Ministry mulls placing nutritionists in schools

By Azura Abas - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry is mulling a move to improve students' nutrition level by placing a nutritionists in schools.

No 'charmed' water in Klang Chinese school, says Education Ministry

By Azura Abas - Monday, 30 May 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: There is no evidence indicating that water served to pupils at a Chinese school in Klang here had been ‘charmed.’

Police to boost security at K. Kangsar, Sg Besar by-elections

By ADRIAN DAVID - Monday, 30 May 2016.

KUALA TERENGGANU: Security at the two by-elections in Kuala Kangsar and Sungai Besar will be heightened in view of the two seats being hotly-contested.

Businessman charged over bomb threat on Firefly flight

By KHAIRAH N. KARIM - Monday, 30 May 2016.

PETALING JAYA: A businessman was hauled to court today over a hoax bomb threat which led to panic onboard a Singapore-bound Firefly flight two weeks ago.

Rafizi lodges MACC report over Selangor govt 'money and women' claims

By FAZLEENA AZIZ - Monday, 30 May 2016.

PUTRAJAYA: PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli today lodged a report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and submitted evidence pertaining to allegations of graft and ‘requests for women’ in dealings involving the Selangor government.

Get youth involved in traditional Sabah games, urges Musa Aman

By OLIVIA MIWIL - Monday, 30 May 2016.

PENAMPANG: Sabah’s annual grand celebration of the Kaamatan festival is among the state's key tourism products for visitors, said chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman.